This minute pirate bug (Orius insidiosus) will consume all developmental stages ofthrips. These insects can be very effective as each bug eats about 12 thrips per day but will also kill an additional 45 thrips per day.Oriuswill also eat other pest bugs and can survive on the pollen of flowering plants when food is scarce.Oriuspair well with other thrip predators such asA. cucumerisandA. degenerans.
Dosage - The information given here is a general guideline. Release rates can be affected by the stage/size of the cannabis plant, climate conditions, and level of infestation.
For preventative applications use 1-2Oriusper ft², weekly for three weeks as soon as there is sufficient flowering. Treat hotspot outbreaks at a dosage of 5-10Oriusper ft², weekly for a minimum of two weeks or until biological balance has been achieved. We highly recommend treating your cannabis crop preventatively in the vegetative stages.
Inspect product for viability upon receipt.
YourOrius insidiosuswill arrive in 250ml or 500ml plastic bottle. To release, carefully open the bottle's lid and gently transfer theOriusintobio-boxes. Hang thebioboxesevenly throughout the crop, on lower branches to avoid direct light. Do not disturb for several days to allow the adult bugs to breed. We highly recommend usingnutricardswithOriusas this greatly increases the health of the population. Add one card to eachbioboxand store any extranutricardsin the freezer for up to 3 months.
Please contact us within 24 hours of receipt if there are any concerns with your product.
We recommend immediate release of theOrius insidiosus.
If immediate release is not possible, theOriusshould be kept at 8-10°c for the least amount of time possible.
Local regulations may restrict use of the product. Check with local authorities for more information. Biobloomed Consulting Inc is not liable for any loss of quality if product is improperly stored. Pesticides and pesticide residues can decrease the effectiveness of beneficial insects. Some pesticides can cause complete mortality of beneficials.